Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, April 25, 2016 2:17 PM

Hey guys.. man im tired, not sleeping too good, i think its becasue reality is finally hitting me that im finishing. But everything is ok. Elder Durante unfortunetly left last tuesday. He is in the office resting on it. My new companion is Elder Alfonso. He is from Paraguay. He is a new Zone leader. I have to train him as a new zone leader and show him the whole area in less than two weeks, it will be hard but its ok. Zandalee will be baptized on the 30th. And then alejandro and vilma will get baptized on the 7th, i am so happy for them. Thats them in the photo with me. Well all in all pretty good. Today we are going to a place called bousque dorado, and then y i have to go to huancavelica, and then  is the baptism. Will be a fast week im scared. But all is ok. Love you guys

another week gone

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, April 18, 2016 2:18 PM

What a week!!! I dont even feel like its time yet! Ive been working so hard!! We now have 5 people with a date! Zandalee whos date is now for next saturday! An old man named jirardo whos date is in may, and a lady as well named lucila as well in may! And then finally... Remember that baptism Elder Bullock and i had with that little girl a long time ago? her name was linda, well ever since then we have been working hard with her parents... but they always have told us no, to baptism, well after 4 hard months of working with them, and lots of prayer, they accepted a date... they will get baptized on the 29th of april!!! Im soooo happy!! I have been blessed to see there progress in these long months!! Im working hard! I aint quiting yet!!

We had our zone conference on tuesday, it was good, we talked about how to be a preach my gospel missionary! It was really good for me, because i realized i had a lot to do still, it motivated me big time while giving the training to the missionaries! On wednesday we went to Huancavelica to see how the area is doing there, and see how the missionaries are doing! It is always a pretty drive, as we go high up into the mountains!! It is really pretty. Then my companion had to get an mri on his knee, his knee isnt doing so good, as it is possible, i might get a new companion this week, which is very sad.. But we will see what happens. 

So mom, just to let you know i am giving a lot of things away, to people who need it more than I. just an fyi. Thanks for everything! Until next week!!

Love yall!
Elder Thatcher

1-me in my new sweater a lady in my area made for me
2-a plate of food called ceviche de pollo! sooo good!!
3-me in huancavelica haha
4-my companion and i on the road to huancavelica


Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, April 11, 2016 11:19 AM

Well we had zone leader conferenceay and then interviews for our zone on saturday. First of Happy birthday to everyone!! hahaha, i still remember when i held caden at the hospital and thought how cool it was to have a buddy. Now he is a teenager?! White boy said what!?!? hahaha We have a member in our ward that says that in english when i talk to him hahaha. Zone Leader training was good. President talked about forgiveness! I liked it a lot. We ate calzones! It was sooooo good! And then Saturday we had interviews. It was awesome. It was my last one until i finish my mission. President says he is happy with me, and he expects good things from me when im home. Its been a good week. We will have a baptism the 23rd of this month! Her name is zandalee. It should be good im excited!! Love yall!! Oh and no mom, they arent perscription, they are resting and reading glasses. And i know the hair is thin... what do i do about it!!!! Either way bald or with hair... I will pull it off and look good, dont you worry mommy hahaha.

Love you,
Elder Thatcher

1st photo, me and Elder Rodreguiz and Elder baca (from the ccm group) Love those guys!!
2nd photo, me and my companion at Zone leader conference


Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, April 4, 2016 11:00 AM

Wow.... What a way to finish general conference as my last one in the mission, this one really stuck out to me more than anything!!!! I loved everyone!!

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes:
1. Remember who you are and what God expects you to become
2. However far we may wander from the path, the savior invites us to return and walk with him.
3. The real power of the temple is in its ordinances
4. To be worthy does not mean to be perfect
5. Some things can only be learned by faith
6. It is by obedience we gather light into our souls
7. Perhaps the most essential of a father's work is to turn the hearts of his children to their heavenly father
8. May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong
9. Are you willing to pray to know how to pray for more power? The Lord will teach you.
10. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever.

These were my favorite quotes. I absolutely loved conference, i felt like they were all talking to me! And how Cool!!! Bishop Waddell!!! I gave him a hug when he came to the mission last year!!!! He is huge!!!! Also another temple in peru!!! WHOOP!!!! Thats what im talking about!!! It was just a great experience!! I was able to watch them all in english!!! Oh by the way!!! I gott my traditional ice cream with my companion after priesthood meeting, i told him it was a must hahaha so there is the photo with the proof!!! Gotta love the ice cream!! Just like holland said!! hahaha 

So Elder Bullock did end up getting transfered, he is no longer my companion. He got transferred to huanuco!! He was a little upset that he isnt zone leader anymore, but i know he is doing good work and helping his companion out. He is a great elder!! And a great friend! I will miss him a lot, as he got in the taxi to leave he said "See ya in the states thatch, i will miss you", I bout teared up, we worked so hard together the past two transfers, and it was a sad ending, but i know we will be great friends after the mission. Now my companio is elder Durante, from st. george utah! Another from utah!! Here is the list of my companions:
1. Elder Leonard-Colorado Springs
2. Elder Lopez-Santa Cruz Bolivia
3. Elder Cook-Idaho Falls Idaho
4. Elder Walker-Las Vegas Nevada
5. Elder Schreiner-Spingville Utah
6. Elder Valencia-Pereira Colombia
7. Elder Caceres-Arequipa Peru
8. Elder Recalde-Quito Ecuador
9. Elder Chapeton-Callo Peru
10. Elder Tolman-Logan Utah
11. Elder Peterson-Payson Utah
12. Elder Bullock-Pleasant Grove Utah
13. Elder Durante-St. George Utah

Elder Durante will kill me here in huancayo, meaning as he is my last companion. So pretty good! We had 4 investigators come to conference!! 3 of which has baptismal dates!! One is for the 23 of april! Hermana Zandalee! Im working hard!!!!! WHATS GOOD!!! I put 3 new people with a date!!! My companion has a bad knee right now and cant walk much so we are doing divisions with members! But its all good!! Im working hard! And i plan on finishing that way too!!!! Love you all! 

Elder Thatcher
P.S. Look forward to tomorrow!!

Ist photo- Elder Bullock and I saying goodbye
2nd photo- Elder Durante and I in the plaza after priesthood session
3rd photo- Elder Durante and I with our ice cream!!!